Charlotte takes on Toronto on 3-game skid

Charlotte Hornets (15-45, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (22-38, 12th in the Eastern Conference)

Toronto; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte looks to break its three-game skid with a victory against Toronto.

The Raptors are 15-23 in conference matchups. Toronto has a 5-9 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Hornets are 9-28 against Eastern Conference opponents. Charlotte is at the bottom of the Eastern Conference scoring averaging only 107.6 points per game while shooting 45.8%.

The Raptors average 114.5 points per game, 3.6 fewer points than the 118.1 the Hornets give up. The Hornets' 45.8% shooting percentage from the field this season is 2.8 percentage points lower than the Raptors have given up to their opponents (48.6%).

The teams square off for the fourth time this season. The Raptors won 123-117 in the last matchup on Feb. 8. RJ Barrett led the Raptors with 23 points, and Miles Bridges led the Hornets with 45 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Scottie Barnes is averaging 19.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.5 blocks for the Raptors. Immanuel Quickley is averaging 18.1 points and five assists over the past 10 games for Toronto.

Bridges is averaging 21.4 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists for the Hornets. Nick Richards is averaging 12.8 points and 8.6 rebounds over the past 10 games for Charlotte.

LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 5-5, averaging 115.3 points, 45.3 rebounds, 29.2 assists, 8.0 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.1 points per game.

Hornets: 5-5, averaging 102.2 points, 42.0 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 7.2 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.6 points.

INJURIES: Raptors: None listed.

Hornets: LaMelo Ball: out (ankle), Seth Curry: day to day (ankle), Mark Williams: out (back), Brandon Miller: out (back), Cody Martin: day to day (ankle).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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